libidinousness love

Definitions

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  • n. lechery, lustfulness, the state of being libidinous

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being libidinous; lustfulness; lewdness.

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Examples

  • Women of New York: … their air of intelligent libidinousness

    Part 1: Netherland,Wood, Smith, and the Truly Great

  • He was continually embracing and kissing me -- and in the latter indulgence, he often disgusted me beyond measure, by the excessive libidinousness which he exhibited -- I merely mention these things to show the vile and beastly nature of this man, whom the world regarded as a pure and holy minister of the gospel.

    City Crimes or Life in New York and Boston

  • (III. 5) mentions when speaking of that nature of woman, which he thinks suggests to her every possible act of libidinousness: --

    Shakspere and Montaigne

  • The seeds of Julius's courage and compelling energy, of Augustus's prudence, of the libidinousness and cruelty of Tiberius, of Caligula's folly, of Nero's artistic genius and enormous vanity, are all within me.

    Crome Yellow

  • The lecturer arose like an outraged moralist to repudiate the scandalous charge of libidinousness.

    An Anarchist Woman

  • He looks with contempt upon his honest toil; repeats mockingly to himself, his simple talk when at meals, about the weather and the crops; sneers at his neatness, and orderliness, and cleanliness; imputes to him his own libidinousness.

    An Introduction to the Study of Robert Browning's Poetry

  • His enemies, however, declared that he had no higher wish than to exercise in secret the cruelty and libidinousness to which he was abandoned.

    Ancient States and Empires

  • There are two kinds of study particularly adapted to preserve the mind and the affections from the assaults of vice and libidinousness.

    Aphrodisiacs and Anti-aphrodisiacs: Three Essays on the Powers of Reproduction

  • The vulgar familiarity of her manners, and the undisguised libidinousness of her conversation, I must own, disgusted me.

    Italian Letters, Vols. I and II The History of the Count de St. Julian

  • Often a child abuser acts less from genuine libidinousness than from rage, impulse or a simple desire to dominate another person.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

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